The Day Yahoo Decided I Liked Reading About Child Murder
Algorithms are shaping how we see the world around us, with big consequences. What a machine thinks we need to know can become what we fear.
On February 8, 2012, I was on Yahoo's homepage when a headline caught my eye: "Mo. teen gets life with possible parole in killing." Curious, I clicked to see what atrocity had transpired in the state where I live. Alyssa Bustamante, a teenager from Jefferson City, had strangled and stabbed her nine-year-old neighbor for the sheer thrill of it, later describing the event in her diary as an "ahmazing" experience.
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#1 Apr 18, 2012
Take away the knives, they kill!
King of Slant and biased reporting:'Mr Bill'
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